We are pleased to welcome Mark McLaughlin to present: “Taming the Beast: A Snapshot History of Snow Surveying & Truckee-Tahoe Water Management.”
The Truckee River is prone to a damaging flood every decade. Understanding how to predict floods and anticipate river flow when the snow melts is crucial for downstream communities. Mark will talk about the history of snow surveying over the past century. He will cover everything from the pioneering research of a UNR professor with his simple snow sampler to the establishment of the Central Sierra Snow Laboratory near Donner Pass.
Mark McLaughlin, Tahoe historian, and award-winning, nationally published author and professional speaker, has written six books and more than 800 articles. He has been a frequent guest on National Public Radio and has appeared on CNN, The History Channel and The Weather Channel. Mark is currently consulting for The Weather Channel on a new Donner Party documentary.
You can learn more about Mark at: http://www.thestormking.com/
The meeting will be on Monday, November 10th, 6-8 pm at Pizza on the Hill, in Tahoe Donner at 11509 Northwoods Blvd., Truckee. A $5 fee includes pizza and salad. Before and after the presentation, there will be time for networking with other technology professionals who live and work in the Tahoe-Truckee region.